Recall Alert: 2011 Porsche Boxster S Spyder

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In a recall that affects only nine cars, Porsche has notified the government of a defect in those select few Boxster Spyder convertibles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall is due to a defective locking hook on the sun shield, which may not engage correctly into the lock catch on the windscreen frame of the car. If the sun shield is not locked in place, it could open when driving at high speeds and create a major safety hazard. The Spyder is a special-edition model with a removable soft-top. The limited run is likely the reason for such a small number of recalled vehicles.

Dealers will replace the locking hook and lock catch with new, redesigned components for the nine vehicles in question and will do so for free. Owners may contact NHTSA’s vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.

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